At Palo Alto Networks, we believe protecting our digital way of life is a privilege, and with that privilege, we strive to educate the world on all aspects of cybersecurity.
That’s why we’ve created the Cyber A.C.E.S. – Activities in Cybersecurity Education for Students – program. We aim to demystify cybersecurity through interactive learning, equipping kids ages 5 to 15 with an understanding of how to protect their digital future.
Cyber A.C.E.S. provides the cybersecurity basics students need to have safer online experiences and become good digital citizens. Lessons are designed so they can be facilitated by anyone, regardless of their knowledge level, with each module tailored to a specific age group.
Cyber A.C.E.S. is part of a continuing effort to drive social impact through cybersecurity education. Our Global Cybersecurity Education Fund focuses on inspiring students of all backgrounds to pursue careers in cybersecurity and ensure secure experiences in the digital world.
We encourage everyone to take advantage of this content and share these free lessons with their local schools or community programs.
For questions about this program, please email [email protected].
Palo Alto Networks is committed to making a difference by addressing racial disparity in technology – particularly in the Black community – by increasing exposure, access, support and opportunity to underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in technology.
At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in uplifting our communities and helping shape future generations. That's why we've created Cyber STARS, which seeks to bridge the digital divide and create opportunity through: education, training, mentorship, and economic empowerment for K-12 students in schools serving large numbers of Black and brown students.
1:1 mentorships with cybersecurity professionals
Academic support and training for those who are pursuing cybersecurity careers
Grants to schools and districts to support cybersecurity educators
For the 2023-2024 academic school year, Palo Alto Networks has once again partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to identify and award scholarships for students in select technology-related STEM and business fields studying at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).
In addition to direct financial assistance, recipients are extended the offer of a Palo Alto Networks employee mentor for the duration of the academic school year to support their individual personal and professional growth. Recipients are also offered networking, resource, and other professional opportunities with the company when available.
Palo Alto Networks has also recently extended the Cyber Scholars program to support Latin American and Hispanic communities through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Raíces Cyber, and the José M. Hernández Reaching for the Stars Foundation.